Find tools to help State and local organizations develop and sustain positive youth development programs in their communities.
How Caring Adults Promote Positive Youth Development [Video]
Institute for Applied Research in Youth Development
Discusses the six core concepts of positive youth development and the ways in which these concepts can be utilized with youth-serving programs.
How to Promote Positive Youth Development
Summarizes key components of positive youth development before explaining the environments in which these skills are facilitated.
Positive Youth Development 101: A Curriculum for Youth Work Professionals (PDF - 1,580 KB)
ACT For Youth Center of Excellence
Provides a curriculum designed to train new professionals in the field of youth work. This curriculum includes a theoretical understanding of positive youth development, strategies to increase positive outcomes, methods for engaging young people, and ethical guidelines for workers in the field.
Youth Leadership Toolkit: Youth Engagement
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families (2014)
Discusses effective methods for engaging youth in planning and implementing policies that affect them. This resource provides practical tips for preparing youth before and during meetings.
Creating a Youth Master Plan (PDF - 401 KB)
National League of Cities, Institute for Youth, Education, and Families
Provides tools, resources, and networks to help city officials, school leaders, community partners and youth to develop comprehensive youth master plans that coordinate services provided by multiple stakeholders.